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Babies and Snakes – Yes, Really

By Molly Thornberg |

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Babies and snakes, this mom thinks this is just CRAZY

When stumbling through the interwebs while freaking out over people posting photos of bad parenting, I came across something that baffled me. See, there were numerous photos of the thing I love most in the world, BABIES and the thing I despise most in the world SNAKES.

Yes, people, babies and snakes.

WHY combine the two? I have been asking myself that as I cringe and shake my head in disgust.

In all fairness, I asked my husband WHY for the love of GOD and all things cute and cuddly WHY?! He gave me a man answer. Something. Yadda yadda. Non-venemous. Yadda yadda. Yeah whatever.

I’m not buying any reason to put a baby near a snake. But to each their own.

Prepare yourself people. I present to you, a round up of babies and snakes.

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Babies and Snakes No Thank You

A Baby with a Baby Gopher Snake

Felix's first encounter was with this baby gopher snake Pituophis melanoleucus. Not near my baby, please!
image source: sloo.com

*cringe* Obviously I have a fear of snakes. Can you tell? (I seriously had goose bumps looking at a few of these photos!)

Now puppy dogs? I love dogs! Just snakes, no thanks. Are you a pet lover? Well Babble has a new blog JUST FOR YOU! Introducing Babble Pets!

What Are Your Thoughts of Babies and Snakes?

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Molly blogs about technologymom style and Draw Something at Digital Mom Blog. Follow: TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+


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Molly Thornberg is a wife and mother of four. She worked in web design and social media marketing before quitting to pursue blogging full time. On Digital Mom Blog, Molly shares "geeky" DIY projects, discusses the latest technology news, and talks about her life as a parent. Read bio and latest posts → Read Molly's latest posts →

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9 thoughts on “Babies and Snakes – Yes, Really

  1. Brianna says:

    I’m not afraid of snakes but these definitely gave me the willies. Don’t snakes have the potential to carry dangerous bacteria and diseases on their skin? I thought I’d read that somewhere but could be wrong.

  2. Digital Molly says:

    I would think SO! Serious willies!

  3. Veronica says:

    OMG! Defanged or not i would not let my baby around ANY SNAKE especially a cobra! That is teaching them that no snake can hurt them and they are ok, so if they were to wander and found one that wasn’t that poor baby would be killed cause their parents were stupid! God Please watch over that poor baby!

  4. dezi's mom says:

    OMG! these pictures terrify me completely!

  5. Lisa says:

    In all fairness we do not do our children justice to pass on our fears to them. My 2 year is in constant search of “nakes” in our yard and I do not discourage it even though I prefer that he find a different hobby. It is something he is interested in and he is outside having fun, we do not live in an area with anything besides garden snakes so I do not fear him getting bit. Also most of these photos were taken in other countries with different customs and beliefs on which we can not place our own standards. Most of these snakes are probably how these families earn a living and the kids are around them all the time, no as a photo prop to shock us.

  6. Trisha says:

    I am not afraid of snakes. My father was a breeder/seller of exotics. Some of these pictures are very dangerous… The one in the “Bath” and or the snake wrapped around the babies stomach. You can have a snake it’s whole life, but it will never be trust worthy. This is why there are so many cases of Burmese pythons killing little children and then the owner of the snake is sooo shocked…. And even though the snake was de fanged, why would you sit there laughing as it keeps striking at your little baby???

  7. Trisha says:

    Brianna – Yes, snakes are disgusting as far as their skin goes. The lay in their own feces. I don’t understand why anyone would allow their child to put their mouth on it for a picture.

  8. Mona says:

    Horrified! I don’t think it is a good idea to teach a baby it’s okay to grab a snake or play with a snake whether it is defanged or not. Stupid parents. What if that kids runs into a snake in the wild? Oooh! Play time! Dead Baby! STUPID PEOPLE! I pray for all of these babies and that their parents will put the crack pipe down, and grow up.

  9. KIM SLONE says:

    This is horrible,,,its crazy to put kids in danger in this way,,,its like uhhh whats your kid doing ohhh he is playing with a tonka truck,,,,so whats yours doing ohhh just out playing with a cobra and later on today going to play with a boa constrictor,,,you know the kind that can wrap around you and suffocate you to death,,, why have sudden infant death when they can play with snakes,,,,dumbies

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